The Politics of Sonic the Hedgehog, Or Why Metal Sonic Is Better Than Shadow

Sonic has had his fair share of rivals throughout the past 29 years of his gaming career. From the memeable Knuckles the Echidna to the edgy Shadow the Hedgehog to the loudmouth Jet the Hawk. But out of all rivals, none are as influential as Sonic’s original rival, who is his robotic doubleganger Metal Sonic. …

Shenmue review

alex9234’s Sunday Review Welcome to another episode of Sunday Review. Today, I’m going to review the Sega Dreamcast’s most famous game. When this came out in 1999, it was the most expensive game ever made, with it’s marketing and production costs totaling a whopping $70 million. But, the good folks at Sega AM2 still managed …

Sakura Wars 2 review

alex9234’s Sunday Review Welcome back to another episode of Sunday Review, and today, I’m reviewing a game that I just completed at 2 in the morning! Literally! This review is for Travis Touchdown, as I recall Travis being interested in checking out Sakura Wars. Sega had a huge hit on their hands with the first …

What if Square joined forces with Sega?

Keep in mind that this is only one out of many possible scenarios. As you all know, JRPG developer Square was in their prime during the late 1980s and pretty much all of the 90s. Back when they supported Nintendo, they put out great games such as Final Fantasy 1-6, Chrono Trigger, Front Mission, Secret …

Why is the Japanese RPG Genre Declining?

The Japanese RPG genre has been in a sticky spot for almost a decade now. The popularity of the genre has been declining as of late, and if people aren’t playing them these days then the genre is bound to disappear down the road. Though Nintendo, Atlus, NIS and MonolithSoft has been doing their best …

Yakuza 0 review

alex9234’s Sunday Review Today, we’re reviewing a game from the only major Sega series that doesn’t suck. A game that is masterful, and has an excellent story on par with that of Sleeping Dogs. Today, we’re traveling back in time to 1980s Japan in Yakuza 0, which came out on the PS4 in 2015, but …

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